Saturday, September 13, 2008

photo request #9: fuller bookstore and coffee by the books


life observer, over at the wonderful cafe pasadena requested that i take a picture of the fuller bookstore and coffee shop. unlike other campus bookstores, they have yet to fully "sell out" and are still considered an independent bookstore rather than one run by efollet or something else. i'm pretty proud of my school for remaining strong in this regard.

coffee by the books is also pretty outstanding. located behind the bookstore, they serve fair trade coffee and other tasty goodies. really a fantastic alternative to the many starbucks in town.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's a "express yourself" Cafe at the pasadena library on Walnut, which is pretty cool too. It's amazing that bookstores and libraries are serving coffee.

ben wideman said...

Ya, that little cafe in the library is pretty cool! It is an interesting mix of coffee and books - blame it on the big bookstore chains (Barnes and Noble) for blending the two I guess.

Life Observer said...

bw, your check is in the mail.

the bookstore/cafe looks even better inside.

many, many, deep-thinking books inside those covers. amazing people still read books in this laptop age.

Laurie said...

Yet another bookstore I haven't explored yet! Deep thinking books and strong coffee, count me in.

ben wideman said...

LO, it's true. rather bland from the outside.

Laurie, you should go!

Tash said...

Is Vroman's still on Colorado street? Maybe you've already posted that - I'll take a look.

ben wideman said...

Yep, Vroman's is still there on Colorado. I haven't featured it in any of my photos, but it has been posted over at Pasadena Daily Photo a few times. I'll consider this a request and try and get a photo of it soon.